I knew we’d been doing well after a slow start this season.
Cici’s Pizza was rolling along OK in the Thursday Night Men’s League at Bowling Green. Our squad of five was making the most of our handicap pins through the first six weeks on the cozy 12 lanes in North Syracuse, N.Y.
But still I was sort of flabbergasted when I grabbed the stat sheet before we started this past week.
There we sat at the top of the standings. I guess that one game we tied to split the two points stood us well, because we sat that one point ahead of the second-place squad, A.R.E. Truck Caps.
I savored the sight. This is the latest in the year for us to rise so high in the standings. It took a sweep the week before in position night to get there.
Alas, we will not be at the top when we gather for a make-up session this morning.
The Lite Crew took us two out of three games and total pins, for five of the seven points up for grabs.
On a personal note, I felt good and loose on lanes one and two, notching my second 200 game of the and highest series season. The way I figure it, I raised my average from 157 to 160. I ended last season percentage points under 163. My goal is to surpass that. Twenty-three weeks to get there.
Have you been on a first-place team in any sport, and if so, what and when? How long did your team’s first-place run last? Have you ever tied in any sports endeavor, and if so, did it feel good, bad or indifferent?